all the time. you know, they thought everybody should work hard and my father used to say, "work hard, play hard and don't confuse the two." and it was the same whether you were a boy or a girl. also i had great teachers in my elementary and junior high and high school years, who were inspirational, demanding, and expected as much out of the girls as they did out of the boys. >> now, the beige speech, women's rights are human rights and vice versa -- >> now, on the eve of a new millennium, it is time to break the silence. it is time for us to say here in beijing and for the world to hear that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women rights as separate from human rights. >> did you think that was going to become iconic? >> i didn't really know at the time. i had quite difficult decision-making process leading up to my going. there were those who didn't think that i first lady of the united states should go to china, that there were all kinds of political problems, that should not be ignored and therefore going might somehow condone it, none of which i agreed with. but i really didn'